Guy drew, a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), said that plans to organize the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris are outdated and require a new approach in connection with the coronavirus pandemic.
“The crisis we are experiencing has had a huge impact on our daily life, lifestyle, economy, and society. We need to rethink a lot, and the Olympic games are no exception.
The excellent project that we created and implemented at the stage of applying for the 2024 Olympic games is outdated and has lost touch with reality.
If we want the project to remain unchanged, we must review its funds and focus on the main thing. It is necessary to re-evaluate the budget and understand what the 2024 Olympics in Paris will cost.
Yesterday’s Games will not be tomorrow’s Games. We must accept this and together imagine a new model, rethink them, adapt them to fit the changing world. Games cannot be held at any cost, in isolation from reality,” drew said.
The Olympic games in Paris are scheduled to take place from July 26 to August 11, 2024.
CAS extended the restriction on face-to-face hearings until may 17 due to coronavirus
The court of arbitration for sport (CAS) in Lausanne will not hold face-to-face hearings until may 17 due to the coronavirus situation. Previously, the restriction was in effect until may 1.
“Depending on the circumstances of each individual case, judges and trial participants are recommended to hold hearings by videoconference or cancel them.
If these measures are not possible or appropriate, the hearing should be postponed until may 2020 or later. Depending on the development of the situation with the coronavirus, the ban may be extended,” the CAS press service said.